Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be in Washington today for a meeting with President Obama, to discuss the Middle East peace process and Israel's national security. The visit is also to show a public display of unity. Diplomatic meetings continue in other quarters as well: Just yesterday, the Israeli defense minister and the Palestinian prime minister met in Jerusalem, in the first face-to-face meeting between such high level officials in several months.
This all comes on the heels of Turkey's announcement that it may sever diplomatic ties with Israel unless Israel apologizes for the deadly raid on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza in late May.
Aaron David Miller talks about the relationship between the American and Israeli leaders, and what might come of today's meeting. He is a former Middle East adviser to both Republican and Democratic secretaries of state, and the author of "The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace."